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Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/1198
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East
Countries Egypt, Italy, Libya
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Erwin Rommel

Description

A file of signals intelligence reports, messages, and correspondence issued by the Government Code and Cypher School and sent by the head ('C') of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) to the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. This file includes the following report on North Africa: that the present Axis forces at Gabes are not considered strong enough to offer lasting resistance against superior Allied forces, on December 6.

Keywords

military strength, Axis powers, Desert War, German morale, German-Italian relations, military commanders, military shortages, German air force, fuel, predicting enemy intentions, British strategy

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